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The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
+1 410-213-0924
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just visited here recently for a birthday week in Ocean City and had dinner here one night. I ordered crab cakes and they were actually the best I've ever had. My boyfriend had a burger and although it wasn't cooked the way he wanted it...More

Thank Girly13662
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to The Shark on the Harbor for dinner last nite. This is probably the fourth or fifth time to visit for dinner and once again not disappointed at all! Food is consistently great, presentation wonderful, atmosphere terrific and service to match! You won't be...More

1  Thank 1970GRAD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here every season we visit OC. It's always great with a very good menu. I had their yellowfin tuna this time and it was top quality. We'll be back again next year.

Thank Jml0717
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a unique and wonderful restaurant. The food is awesome and the view from the place is just wonderful. Great soup and crab cakes.

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is great. Wait staff is a bit snobbish. Seemed indifferent to us as diners. Still, we endured because we knew the food was some of the best in oc.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to admit the location and view here are pretty special. The drinks here are good also and the service excellent and honest. There is a fine selection of local craft draft beers. My wife wanted to taste two different ones and was told...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third visit and will keep coming back! The fresh fish and vegetables are out of this world! Would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Reenie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Shark in the Harbor never disappoints with its fresh daily menu! The meals are creative and visually appealing, and completely delicious. And with several lunch options for $6.99 on weekdays, they're also are very affordable. The Fishermans Stew in particular was fabulous!

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal here, we followed fellow trip advisor reviews. The fish we had was fresh and very tasty, the chief there is REALLY GOOD !! The yellow fin tuna appetizer sushi grade was the best I EVER had !! Great views and...More

Thank Rick J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere at The Shark on the Harbor is upbeat with energy from a mix of millennials to boomers, families and couples. I'd encourage you to go online to read the menu, as it changes almost daily (Sat and Sun seem identical) to be sure...More

1  Thank SingerChef
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25 July 2017|
Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
As I only ate here, I'm not completely sure, but most seafood restaurants will do that. Don't expect to get any of the fish back, even if it's a big one. In Mexico, they would do that but you still got charged the going... More
James B
29 April 2017|
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Response from TSOTH32 | Property representative |
We write our menu twice daily based on what's fresh and available. The majority of our ingredients are sourced locally so we never know what we're going to have on hand. The beauty of that is we always have a seasonally... More
Josette A
16 February 2017|
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Response from thepetalpusher | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of boats in the arra, but yes, you can see the sunset!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-0924
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real food * from scratch
We believe that great food and healthful ingredients are not mutually exclusive of each other. We buy organic produce from local farmers and seafood from the commercial fishing harbor right outside our restaurant. We feature all natural products - steering clear of preservatives and antibiotics. Whole grains and whole foods are used in the preparation of our menu - which our chefs write twice daily, based on what's fresh, available and delicious. Fresh. Local. Organic. Taste the difference.
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